Possible coloring speculation?

ldweatherby

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I am currently raising my first set of eggs and was curious about future coloring of the babies. Mother was a golden albino and dad was a leucistic. My eggs are about 8 days only and about half are looking albino. The other half are starting to look darker...like the attached picture.
Is it still too early to guess color? I couldn’t find a lot of information about what new born leucies look like. Could they be wilds? Thoughts?

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Congratulations on the eggs! I'm leaning towards wildtype, but they still could be leucistics. If I recall correctly, what the leucistic gene does is prevent the spread of pigment past the dorsal and face area during development. That means in egg (at least for me) wilds and leucistics will look pretty similiar, but as time goes by, you'll see that leucistic babies will only have patches of pigment restricted to their head and dorsal line. Their sides will be "blank". Here's a picture of a leucistic 3 days before hatching, and one of them right after birth. Best of luck with your hatchlings! :)
 

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Yes its a bit early to be definitive on color.

That picture looks to be a wild type.

If the parents have no matching hets (carried genes) you will get all wild types.

I find the day before hatch I have a pretty good idea but larva have to develop their color as eggs color is determined by moms morph.

Distinguishing further can take weeks to months.
 
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